Monday, April 7, 2008

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 15:19-23

"You shall consecrate to the Lord, your God, all the male firstlings of your herd and of your flock. You shall not work the firstlings of your cattle, nor shear the firstlings of your flock. Year after year you and your family shall eat them before the Lord, your God, in the place he chooses. If, however, a firstling is lame or blind or has any other serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the Lord, your God, but in your own communities you may eat it, the unclean and the clean eating it alike, as you would a gazelle or a deer. Only, you shall not partake of its blood, which must be poured out on the ground like water."